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Located in Golden, Colorado, LEI provides state-of-the-art and high quality - hands-on, online, and hybrid education - for those who aspire to become a massage therapist and for anyone who wishes to improve their teaching skills as a vocational instructor.


Courses are designed and taught by standards within the massage therapy profession for excellence utilizing western research-based principles and the eastern wisdom of compassion, intelligence, and awareness.


Our coursework guides our students in learning cooperative, respectful, harmonious, prosperous, and effective personal relationships, facilitating a happier and healthier world.




Owner & Founder

Christine Liebe, PhD

Christine has been a massage therapist for 30 years. She has successfully opened three private practices, co-founded a massage school in 1999, worked overseas in Switzerland at a 5 star spa, and worked at the Remede Spa in Aspen, Colorado, which has been ranked the number 1 spa in America.


Christine combines her world-class professional experience and scholarly studies to create the high quality instruction necessary for success in today’s school and spa industries.


A lifelong learner, Christine has a Ph.D. in Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. She teachers and works as a research faculty member for the computer science department at Colorado School of Mines. Christine has a Masters in Education specializing in Literacy. Her passions in life include mothering her two children, hiking with her golden retriever, and helping people to communicate meaningfully and deeply.


Maria Taame, Manual Therapist, BPS, MPH, AK, CST, DO (Europe), PhD candidate

Maria started her manual practice in 2003 when she was a student at Pharmacy school at the State University. She suffered a sports injury and received rehabilitation at the University hospital. She was amazed by the healing process and later finished massage school courses to work at the Center of physical therapy and rehabilitation.

In Addition, Maria worked as a Teaching assistant for medical students in Russia from the end of 2009 until July 2020 at Saint-Petersburg State University medical faculty, Pavlov First State Medical University of Saint-Petersburg, and later at the University of Eastern Finland (Finland) as part of her PhD program. She is qualified to assist at Upledger and Barral institute, as well as at Cranial Osteopathic Seminars. Maria is a Certified Teaching assistant at IAHE.


17700 S. Golden Rd. #230, Golden, CO 80401, USA

Phone: 1 (800) 585 - 7903

Colorado Local: (970) 274 - 6688



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